500 tourists evacuated from Havelock island

Nearly 500 tourists, stranded on Havelock Island, have been evacuated to Port Blair after Cyclone Thane passed over Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Updated: Dec 28, 2011, 18:14 PM IST

Port Blair: Nearly 500 tourists, stranded
on Havelock Island, have been evacuated to Port Blair on Wednesday
after Cyclone Thane passed over Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Sources in the Andaman and Nicobar Administration said
that the tourists were evacuated from Havelock Island in
vessels, private catamaran and Pawan Hans helicopter services.

The government has started the rescue and relief
operations at the cyclone-hit islands.
The government has been arranging for the departure of
the stranded tourists to their homes.

PTI